2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2016 MINI Cooper

One of the most beloved cars in automotive history is the Volkswagen Beetle. With each new generation, consumers have fell in love with its iconic shape and easy maneuverability. By paying respect to the past with its retro-inspired design while possessing state-of-the-art automotive technology, the Beetle is still going strong after all these years. Another iconic compact car is the MINI Cooper. Let's see how the two models stack up in this 2016 Volkswagen Beetle vs 2016 MINI Cooper comparison.

In terms of performance, the 2016 Beetle easily outmuscles the 2016 MINI Cooper. It comes with a robust 1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 1.5-liter turbo 3-cylinder in the MINI Cooper only manages 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, for even more impressive performance, the Beetle is also offered in a powerful R-Line model. It's award-winning double-overhead cam, 16-valve, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine produces an impressive 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Volkswagen Beetle VS 2016 MINI Cooper 
1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder Base Engine 1.5-liter turbo 3-cylinder 
170/184 lb-ft  Horsepower/Torque 134/162 
15.4 cu-ft Cargo Volume 8.7 cu-ft 
Yes Convertible Option Yes

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The 2016 Beetle also has the advantage for interior space. With 37.1 inches of rear-seat headroom, 41.3 inches of front legroom and 55.3 inches of front shoulder room and an overall interior volume of 85 cubic feet, both rear and front seat passengers benefit from a great deal of cabin space. Also, the 2016 Beetle offers nearly double the storage space of the 2016 MINI Cooper, with a cargo volume of 15.4 cu-ft. Additionally, with standard features like power windows with one-touch up/down, six-way manually adjustable front seats with lumbar and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, shifter knob and brake lever, you and your passenger can enjoy the 2016 Beetle's stylish and comfortable ride.

Making the 2016 Beetle even more appealing, it comes with outstanding new tech features. This includes the new MIB II infotainment system, which offers USB and VW-Car Net App-Connect, which gives owners with these systems the ability to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the vehicle’s head unit. VW Car-Net’s connected vehicle services umbrella also includes connected car services, advanced telematics and enhanced navigation available by subscription. If you’d like to experience the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle's stylish design, impressive performance, interior comfort and technological sophistication, then don't hesitate to contact us at Capistrano Volkswagen.

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